Support the APS topical group

As you may know, the American Physical Society has recently opened a topical group on Quantum Information, Concepts and Compuation, which covers the foundations of quantum mechanics within its remit (under the “concepts” heading I suppose).  There will be a special session on the Foundations of Quantum Theory at the APS March Meeting in Baltimore this year.

Although the abstract submission deadline has passed, I’d like to encourage everyone involved in quantum foundations to attend.  The APS has not always looked favourably on foundational studies and it has been difficult to get foundations papers published in their journals in the past.  The topical group could open the way for a new era of respectability for the subject within the APS, so making sure that the special session is well attended seems like a very good idea to me.  In any case, besides the political point, the talks are bound to be interesting.

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